Benefits to be replaced by ‘universal credit’ scheme

From The Guardian. 1st October 2010

  • Universal credit will guarantee unemployed are better off taking jobs than staying on the dole

  • Iain Duncan Smith says scheme will save £9bn a year

Millions of welfare claimants are set to have their benefits scrapped and replaced with a single “universal credit”, it was reported today.

The decision represents a victory for work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith in his lengthy battle with the Treasury over his plans to overhaul the welfare system, the Times reported…..

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